Kathrein Shortlisted for Small Cell Forum Award

Kathrein nominated for SCF 2017 AwardKathrein’s Street Connect Antenna Solution™, a revolutionary in-ground small cell antenna, made the shortlist for the Small Cell Forum Industry Awards in the category “Excellence in Commercial Deployment of a Dense HetNet.”

Kathrein Street Connect™  is a “game changer” in antenna innovation – traditionally RF engineers have tried to direct the RF signal down from a macro and small cell angle.  Now, this solution provides a tool to direct the signal up and out.  Ideal for places such as Times Square, where it has been difficult to provide coverage due to the lay out and height of the buildings and city ordinances.  It also removes all opex issues with site acquisition – one of the biggest headaches for mobile operators.

The SCF Awards are open to members and non members alike, with entries welcome from across the entire ecosystem. Now in their ninth year, the Small Cell Industry Awards are a recognized badge of excellence and innovation. A panel of impartial judges – comprised of analysts, journalists and industry experts – ensure the independence and quality of the awards.

The winners will be announced as part of the evening reception at the Small Cells World Summit on Tuesday 23 May 2017 at the Intercontinental O2 Hotel.

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Kathrein at the Kickoff of Girls’ Day 2017 at the Federal Chancellery

Press Release

Rosenheim, 27 April 2017 – Kathrein, a leading international specialist for reliable, high-quality communication technologies, was one of five companies to kick off the Girl’sDay 2017 event at the Federal Chancellery. During the campaign day, 24 schoolgirls from various Berlin schools had the opportunity to produce and test a WLAN antenna at the Kathrein stand. The nationwide Girls’Day is intended to support girls in the MINT areas (Mathematics, Informatics, Natural sciences and Technology) and spark their interest in technical professions.

Every year, the Chancellor’s workplace is the venue for the Girls’Day kickoff. For the first time, Kathrein, a member of Initiative D21, participated in the technology course. At the stand, the two engineers Claudia Daurer and Tanja Hefele explained the design of a WLAN antenna to the students. The girls could then put their own hands to work and assemble an antenna. That the device actually worked was proved in a live test by transmitting a webcam image.

“We were able to illustrate clearly that although the technical background is complex, the implementation into practice is doable and even simple with the necessary knowledge,” says Claudia Daurer. The students gained practical insight into the engineering profession. Also Chancellor Angela Merkel, who herself is a graduate physicist and holds a doctorate in physical chemistry, learned about the functioning of a WLAN antenna at the Kathrein stand.

For more than 15 years, seven members of Initiative D21 e.V. and the federal police have designed the annual technology course at the opening event of the nationwide Girls’Day, which was held this year on 27 April. Companies and universities throughout Germany opened their doors for schoolgirls from grade 5 and above. The girls learned about apprenticeships, vocational training and degree programmes in IT, trades, natural sciences and technology, where women are still under-represented. Kathrein participated once again in the Girls’Day event and invited 30 students to its Rosenheim headquarters, where they were introduced to the technical apprenticeships for device and systems technicians and industrial mechanics.

About Kathrein
Kathrein is a leading international specialist for reliable high-quality communication technologies. The company is an innovation and technology leader in today’s connected world. Its ability to provide solutions and services enables people all over the world to communicate, access information and use media, whether at home, at the office or on the road. The business covers a broad spectrum: from mobile communication and RFID solutions, to satellite reception, broadband and broadcast technology, to transmission and reception systems in vehicles. As a hidden champion and family-owned enterprise, Kathrein has been working on the technologies of tomorrow since 1919. The company takes pride in its dedicated employees and passion for customers and quality. Find out more about Kathrein at www.kathrein.com.

Kathrein Press Contact
Anton Maier
Anton-Kathrein-Str. 1-3
83022 Rosenheim, Germany
Email: presse@kathrein.de
Phone: +49 8031 184 299
Fax: +49 8031 184 649

Kathrein and CommScope Sign Extensive Cross-License Agreement

Kathrein’s Juergen Walter and Commscope’s Ben Cardwell

Press Release:

Rosenheim/Hickory, 5 April 2017 – Kathrein and CommScope, industry leaders in network infrastructure solutions, have entered into a long-term global agreement to cross-license portions of their patent portfolios, increasing each company’s ability to develop new solutions, serve customers and compete in the global market. Under the agreement, both companies can access and implement the other company’s patents and technologies globally. The cross-licence agreement relates to passive base station antennas, distributed antenna systems (DAS) and filters.

“This is a win-win for both parties, demonstrating our mutual commitment to innovation and wireless industry development,” said Ben Cardwell, Senior Vice President, CommScope Mobility Solutions. “CommScope engineers will enjoy greater freedom of design, accelerating our research and development in antennas and filters, while Kathrein gains access to our valuable digital DAS patents.”

Kathrein is the first and only company that CommScope has licensed to its digital DAS patent portfolio. As part of the agreement, Kathrein agreed to an undisclosed upfront payment and ongoing royalties specific to the digital DAS portfolio. CommScope gains access to Kathrein’s robust passive base station antenna and filter portfolios. Further details of the agreement are not being disclosed.

“We are pleased with the global cross-licence agreement with CommScope,” said Jürgen Walter, Executive Vice President, Solutions Division, Kathrein. “This agreement reflects the two leading companies’ joint view that innovation sharing and standardisation of technology is critical to driving and accelerating industry evolution as we head into 5G customer requirements and future deployments.”

CommScope and Kathrein have invested substantial resources in bringing their wireless solutions to market and have built substantial patent portfolios to protect their respective investments. Both companies are committed to protecting their intellectual property rights. 

About Kathrein

Kathrein is a leading international specialist for reliable high-quality communication technologies. The company is an innovation and technology leader in today’s connected world. Its ability to provide solutions and services enable people all over the world to communicate, access information and use media, whether at home, at the office or on the road. The business covers a broad spectrum: from mobile communication and RFID solutions, to satellite reception, broadband and broadcast technology, to transmission and reception systems in vehicles. As a hidden champion and family-owned enterprise, Kathrein has been working on the technologies of tomorrow since 1919. The company takes pride in its dedicated employees and passion for customers and quality. Find out more about Kathrein at www.kathrein.com.


About CommScope

CommScope (NASDAQ: COMM) helps companies around the world design, build and manage their wired and wireless networks. Our vast portfolio of network infrastructure includes some of the world’s most robust and innovative wireless and fiber optic solutions. Our talented and experienced global team is driven to help customers increase bandwidth; maximize existing capacity; improve network performance and availability; increase energy efficiency; and simplify technology migration. You will find our solutions in the largest buildings, venues and outdoor spaces; in data centers and buildings of all shapes, sizes and complexity; at wireless cell sites; in telecom central offices and cable headends; in FTTx deployments; and in airports, trains, and tunnels. Vital networks around the world run on CommScope solutions.

Kathrein Europe Press Contact

Anton Maier

Email: presse@kathrein.de

Phone: +49 8031 184 299

Kathrein U.S. Media Contact

Capriccio Martin

Email: pr@kathrein.com

Phone: +1 214-238-8822

About 100 Participants in “Jugend forscht” Contest in Rosenheim

Communication technologies specialist Kathrein has organized the first regional contest of “Jugend forscht”, a youth science project, in Rosenheim together with the University of Applied Sciences Rosenheim. About 100 students presented their innovative ideas – overall there were 62 projects in seven categories. The jury awarded seven of the projects with a first prize, which entitles the winners to participate in the Bavarian state contest.

The regional contest took place in Rosenheim for the very first time. Due to the large number of projects, the Jugend forscht foundation had been looking for a new partner company for the region South East Upper Bavaria. Anton Kathrein, CEO of the Kathrein Group said, “We’ve very gladly committed to support the prestigious competition. The students clearly represent the spirit of innovation which also drives our company forward.” He was impressed by the many creative ideas, which were developed and presented by the students as projects.

The following participants were awarded first prizes in the category “Schüler experimentieren” (pupils experiment): Sonja Drick from the Maria-Ward-Gymnasium in Altötting (chemistry), Leo Heller from the König-Karlmann-Gymnasium in Altötting (mathematics/IT), Louis Wolf and Lucas Wolfgruber from the Chiemgau-Gymnasium in Traunstein (physics), and Louis Einsiedler from the Ludwig-Thoma-Gymnasium in Prien (technology).

The following participants were awarded first prizes in the category “Jugend forscht” (youth researches): Constantin Geier (mathematics/IT) and Hannes Pravida (physics) both from the Ignaz-Günther-Gymnasium in Rosenheim, and Ralf Gleich and Emre Gülcino from the FOS/BOS (vocational college) in Altötting (technology).

Among the guests at the award ceremony was Dr. Nico Kock, member of the managing board of the Stiftung Jugend forscht e.V. “I am very pleased about this new contest for the greater Rosenheim area, which has been made possible by Kathrein and the University of Applied Sciences Rosenheim. We hope that in years to come, many other projects will be registered by schools that have not yet taken part in the youth research contest,” said Kock.

 

Innovative Broadband Connection for Suburban and Rural Areas

Rosenheim, 21 February 2017 – Kathrein, a leading international specialist for reliable, high-quality communication technologies has developed a special antenna in collaboration with the network specialist Nokia to optimise the use of spectrum. Nokia’s FastMile concept connects areas without broadband supply by means of LTE radio frequencies. The solution provides households and companies in suburban and rural areas with a powerful and reliable Internet connection. Nokia plans to launch the innovative system by mid-2017.

LTE for the home is offered by various network operators as an alternative to DSL. The connections are, however, often unstable. In most cases, customers even need an extra LTE antenna in order to have acceptable reception at all. Nokia’s FastMile concept uses existing LTE base stations. These are expanded by a special Kathrein antenna which exploits higher, so far idle, LTE frequency ranges supporting higher throughputs via spectrum-efficient utilisation. There is no need to set up new radio sites, which means significant cost savings for the network operator.

High bandwidth is guaranteed

The basic idea is to establish a radio connection between the mast and the customer – but with FastMile, the connection is via LTE. Network operators know where their customers live and are therefore able to equip each FastMile-capable LTE base station in such a way that high bandwidth is guaranteed. FastMile service is delivered to the user through a FastMile modem featuring advanced antenna technology to maximise the user experience. A WLAN repeater, which also powers the FastMile modem, provides Internet access within the house. A smartphone app makes installation and operation easy.

Kathrein’s solution meets the highest requirements

“Kathrein, with its technological competence, is the ideal development partner for implementing such completely innovative concepts,” says René Groot, Head of the Antenna Partner Business at Nokia Networks. “The close collaboration with Kathrein ensured that the antenna for the FastMile system would perfectly fulfil the highest requirements.”

“We are proud that Nokia chose us as a partner for this trendsetting solution,” says Dr Hermann Rodler, Head of the Products Business Unit at Kathrein. “The development of the FastMile antenna has been a complex challenge during which Kathrein’s developers were able to optimally use their multifaceted know-how.”

About Kathrein

Kathrein is a leading international specialist for reliable high-quality communications technology. The company is an innovation and technology leader in today’s connected world. Kathrein’s solutions and systems enable people all over the world to communicate, access information and use media, whether at home, at the office or on the road. The business covers a broad spectrum: from mobile communication and RFID solutions, to satellite reception, broadband and broadcast technology, to transmission and reception systems in vehicles. As a hidden champion and family- owned enterprise, Kathrein has been working on the technologies of tomorrow since 1919. The company takes pride in its dedicated employees and passion for customers and quality. For more information about Kathrein, see www.kathrein.com.

Kathrein Presents First 5G Solutions at Mobile World Congress

Rosenheim, 23 February 2017 – Kathrein, a leading international specialist for reliable, high-quality communication technologies, presents new technologies for 5G, the next generation of mobile communication. True to its claim “Passion to connect.”, the company demonstrates its unique solution and service expertise in core connectivity areas including the Internet of Things (IoT), Building Digitalisation, Automotive and Mobile Communication. With its Vision 2022, Kathrein looks ahead to the network of the future and outlines future connectivity demands and solutions in different geographies.

5G, the next mobile communication standard, will be one of the most important themes at Kathrein’s exhibition stand. The company carries out intensive research into 5G and put a test bed into operation at the company’s headquarters in Rosenheim last summer. In Barcelona, Kathrein will present different prototypes of 5G antennas made of materials such as glass and ceramics that have not previously been used in this context.

New 14-port antenna with L-band

Also on display will be a new 14-port antenna with integrated L-band. This band is used especially for providing additional download capacity because it improves high-volume data transmission as required for video streaming, for example. Well-known network operators are already running pilot tests with this antenna in Europe.

Kathrein will also be presenting an innovative small cell portfolio with multiple solutions that have been developed for optimum mobile communication at hotspots. “At the world’s leading exhibition for mobile communication, we will demonstrate Kathrein’s unique technology expertise and high innovative strength,” says Dr Hermann Rodler, Executive Vice President Products at Kathrein.

Latest generation of K-BOW system installed in Imola

The company’s devision Business Solutions will showcase solutions for multiple network requirements. K-BOW, a system that provides mobile coverage in indoor and campus areas, has been enhanced and extended by means of additional functionalities and components. The latest K-BOW generation has recently been installed at the world-famous Autodromo Imola in Italy. A further use case of this system is presented in the award-winning, interactive Kathrein Smart City. An animation shows how K-BOW enables the perfect combination of mobile coverage and Wi-Fi provision at an airport.

New hardware and software for IoT applications

“In the area of IoT we will be introducing a new generation of RFID hardware. We will also present version 3.0 of our CrossTalk software for platform-independent integration of AutoID systems and sensors,” says Jürgen Walter, Executive Vice President Business Solutions at Kathrein. The renowned business consulting firm Frost & Sullivan confirmed Kathrein’s leadership in RFID technology a few months ago.

The stand in Barcelona will also exhibit solutions from Kathrein Automotive, the world market leader for automotive antenna solutions. These include an innovative multiband antenna module developed in collaboration with automotive supplier Continental. Visitors will also be able to find out about the functioning and installation of a side-mirror antenna, a solution used in the latest Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

Kathrein presents Network Vision 2022

At the Mobile World Congress, Kathrein will also introduce its Network Vision 2022. The model of a future world illustrates the various requirements of the communication network. Kathrein differentiates between four geographies with specific network demands: large urban areas, suburban areas, rural areas and remote areas. “We see our Network Vision 2022 as the basis for a close interaction with customers and partners focusing on the connected world of tomorrow,” says Anton Kathrein, CEO of the Kathrein Group.

About Kathrein

Kathrein is a leading international specialist for reliable high-quality communication technologies. The company is an innovation and technology leader in today’s connected world. Kathrein’s solutions and services enable people all over the world to communicate, access information and use media, whether at home, at the office or on the road. The business covers a broad spectrum: from mobile communication and RFID solutions, to satellite reception, broadband and broadcast technology, to transmission and reception systems in vehicles. As a hidden champion and family-owned enterprise, Kathrein has been working on the technologies of tomorrow since 1919. The company takes pride in its dedicated employees and passion for customers and quality. Find out more about Kathrein at www.kathrein.com.

Kathrein Presents Network Vision 2022

Rosenheim, 22 February 2017 – How will the connected world of tomorrow evolve? Kathrein, a leading international specialist for reliable, high-quality communication technologies, has prepared its Network Vision 2022 in response to this question. The company has developed a model of a future world that clearly illustrates the various requirements of communication networks. Kathrein differentiates between four geographical situations with specific network demands: large urban areas, suburban areas, rural areas and remote areas.

To be able to cope with the enormous increase in data rates in the future, mobile network operators will have to expand and upgrade their networks to ensure customers have powerful and reliable connections. Mobile communication networks will also have to meet new demands in such areas as Industry 4.0, Internet of Things (IoT) or Connected Car.

As an innovation and technology leader in the connected world, Kathrein has set up a project team to develop a vision for the network of the future. “Apart from our own experts from all business units, the project team also included external specialists such as IBM and T-Systems experts. This ensured a multifaceted and universal perspective on the communication network of the future,” says Ralf Exler, Head of Innovation Management at Kathrein.

Six network trends will determine the future

The relevance of megatrends as well as trends in technology and markets to the network of the future was the focus of intensive discussion in the analysis phase. Kathrein deduced six prognoses from these discussions.

1. Massive Data (the amount of data will increase significantly), 2. Massive Connectivities (the number of connected devices will be many times higher than the world population), 3. Coverage Everywhere (areas without network coverage will be provided with a new network infrastructure). 4. Convergence and Virtualisation (all applications will be transmitted via a convergent network, and many network components will be replaced and complemented by software solutions), 5. New Business Models (multiple new business models will be enabled) and finally 6. Overall Security (data and applications will require effective protection that is permanent and universal).

These six Kathrein prognoses will significantly influence the transmission and access networks of tomorrow. It was from these that the project team derived Network Vision 2022.

Different scenarios in different geographical situations

In large cities in particular it will be necessary to expand network capacities significantly. With its Micro C-RAN system K-BOW, Kathrein already provides optimum mobile communication coverage in indoor and campus areas. The company also offers the innovative solutions Kathrein Street Connect, Kathrein Inside Connect and a 4-port micro cell antenna for network densification at hotspots. Such solutions for network densification in city centres will gain importance in the future. Rural areas will need broadband coverage, too: examples here include Connected Car, IoT applications and smart farming.

“Network Vision 2022 illustrates the network requirements of the future. Our prognoses are an important compass for our research and development,” says Anton Kathrein, CEO of the Kathrein Group. “We will expand and develop our Network Vision in close collaboration with customers and partners on an ongoing basis.”

About Kathrein
Kathrein is a leading international specialist for reliable high-quality communication technologies. The company is an innovation and technology leader in today’s connected world. Kathrein’s solutions and services enable people all over the world to communicate, access information and use media, whether at home, at the office or on the road. The business covers a broad spectrum: from mobile communication and RFID solutions, to satellite reception, broadband and broadcast technology, to transmission and reception systems in vehicles. As a hidden champion and family-owned enterprise, Kathrein has been working on the technologies of tomorrow since 1919. The company takes pride in its dedicated employees and passion for customers and quality. Find out more about Kathrein at www.kathrein.com.

Kathrein puts Testbed for LTE and 5G into Operation

Kathrein has opened a test environment for pioneering mobile network technologies at its headquarters in Rosenheim. It will be launched in collaboration with the Swedish communications corporation Ericsson. Kathrein will use the testbed to simulate novel applications in a trial network in order to gain valuable insights in the years to come. This will provide the basis for advancement of the current wireless communication standard LTE and the new standard 5G.

“The test environment will allow us to try out various technologies and their interaction in a single overall system – a capability that is very important for our development work,” explains Maximilian Göttl, Head of Portfolio & Innovation in Kathrein’s Communication Products division. We’re creating our own network, as it were, so as to be able to draw conclusions from live operation.” The insights gained in this way will allow systems to be improved on a step-by-step basis, which is essential in connection with the new wireless communication standard 5G in particular.

KEY INSIGHTS FOR FUTURE PRACTICAL APPLICATION

“In this way we can derive recommendations for industry and network operators in terms of optimum system design,” says Göttl. He adds that this is also relevant to the technology area Massive MIMO (Multiple Input, Multiple Output). MIMO already forms part of current LTE technology, where several reception and transmission antennas are used at the same time. In the case of Massive MIMO, dozens or even hundreds of antenna modules are deployed in an array. This allows very high data throughput rates in a frequency band.

One of the focus areas of the testbed trials will be the automotive sector. Cars will be equipped with the appropriate antenna systems so as to optimise data transmission from and to cars. In this way, test runs conducted in Rosenheim will yield valuable insights in terms of future system design. Kathrein is also collaborating with Altair Engineering GmbH. The global CAE software provider whose German headquarters are in Böblingen, provides WinProp, a programm that simulates mobile network coverage based on maps. Real testbed measurements can then be checked against the computer simulation. The ultimate aim is to be able to use computers alone to conduct test runs for future system architectures.

PROJECT LAUNCH WITH ERICSSON

In the new test environment, Kathrein’s innovation department is collaborating with Ericsson’s research department. The Stockholm-based network supplier has been one of Kathrein’s partners for many years, now providing the base stations and other components for the measurements. “The testbed underpins our aspiration to be a pioneer when it comes to new technologies. In Rosenheim we will shape the future,” says Anton Kathrein, CEO of the Kathrein Group.

Press Release: Kathrein Supports Digital Start-ups

Kathrein Supports Digital Start-ups

Rosenheim, 15 December 2016 – Kathrein, an innovation and technology leader in today’s connected world, is the cooperation partner for a new digital start-up center in Rosenheim, Germany. The center, “Stellwerk 18”, provides young entrepreneurs with the ideal setting in which to establish their own independent companies. It will be built on the northern railway station grounds in Rosenheim and is due for completion by Fall 2018.

Klaus Stöttner, a CSU member of the Bavarian parliament and one of the political enablers and inspirational forces behind the project, shared his vision for the center as a “Silicon Valley by the Alps,” at the symbolic check presentation by Bavarian Minister of Economic Affairs,  lse Aigner. Stöttner explained that Rosenheim had been up against extremely tough competition from Ingolstadt, headquarters of the automobile corporation Audi, but although only one start-up center had originally been planned for each administrative district, the jury accepted both bids.

The Bavarian government is providing initial funding of EUR 1.25 million. Rosenheim’s mayor, Gabriele Bauer, accepted the “early Christmas present” – as she put it – with obvious pleasure, saying that all the work that had gone into the 158-page submission had clearly been worth it.

Kathrein supports network activities

As the host of the funding presentation, Kathrein Group CEO, Anton Kathrein, welcomed numerous guests from politics, business and the media. The Innovation Workshop, a renovated production hall dating back to the company’s early years, provided the ideal setting for the event. “You can really feel the start-up spirit here,” said Kathrein.

He went on to point out that the new start-up center would be an ideal platform for the implementation of innovative ideas in the digital age. “As an established business we will be more than happy to support the start-up scene in the Rosenheim area,” said Kathrein. This would include providing start-ups with coaching, mentoring and consultancy, for example.

Strong industrial base in Region 18

In her speech, the Minister of Economic Affairs praised the excellent application submitted by the town and region to the Bavarian government. “The judges were especially impressed by the fact that Stellwerk 18 not only promotes networking in the region, but also beyond the borders of Bavaria,” said Aigner. One of the project’s 25 partners is even based in Austria: the University of Applied Sciences in Kufstein.

The minister also noted the considerable economic strength of south-eastern Upper Bavaria. “The region has a strong industrial base, so this will provide numerous points of contact for young entrepreneurs, potentially leading to some initial customer relationships,” said Aigner.

About Kathrein

Kathrein is a leading international specialist for reliable, high-quality communication technologies. The company is an innovation and technology leader in today’s connected world. Its ability to provide products and services enable people all over the world to communicate, access information and use media, whether at home, at the office or on the road. The business covers a broad spectrum: from mobile communication and RFID solutions, to satellite reception, broadband and broadcast technology, to transmission and reception systems in vehicles. As a hidden champion and family-owned enterprise, Kathrein has been working on the technologies of tomorrow since 1919. The business takes pride in its dedicated employees and passion for customers and quality. Find out more about Kathrein at www.kathreinusa.com.

Kathrein Sweeps Fierce Innovation Awards Telecom Edition with New In-Ground Small Cell Antenna

Kathrein Recognized for Leadership in “Small Cells/HetNet Category”; Wins “Best Network Transformation Platform” and “Judges’ Choice” Award

Richardson, Texas (PRWEB) November 18, 2016  (Click here for press release)

Kathrein, the global leader in LTE Antenna solutions for reliable, high-quality wireless communications, today proudly announced that it has been recognized by this year’s Fierce Innovation Awards: Telecom Edition, a unique industry awards program powered by the publishers of FierceWireless. Kathrein received top honors in the category “Small Cells/HetNet” and earned the prestigious Judges Choice Award that is awarded to the 2016 standout innovative product or service – that most likely positively and dramatically affects service provider networks across the board. All winners were announced on November 17, 2016, and the complete list of winners can be reviewed in the Fierce Innovation Report: Telecom Edition that can be downloaded here.

With the complexities of zoning ordinances and site acquisition for many carriers and neutral host operators, the need for new innovations in antenna technologies is paramount. Thus, in collaboration with Swisscom, Switzerland’s leading telecom provider, Kathrein developed Kathrein Street Connect, the award-winning in-ground antenna system that is concealed as a typical manhole cover at street level. The Kathrein Street Connect™ was specially designed for ease of deployment and to withstand weather, road vibration, and heavy road cargo weight. Most importantly, the Kathrein Street Connect™ improves network data throughput and speeds by bringing smartphone users closer to the network and paves the way to 5G for mobile operators.

“These awards by FierceWireless are a testament to the innovation and promise of the Kathrein Street Connect™ Solution and a true honor considering the mobile operator participation on the esteemed panel of judges“, said Jim Nevelle, President and CEO of Kathrein USA. “To win all three speaks to the innovation and expertise of Kathrein’s engineering team.”

All applications for this award were evaluated based on the following criteria: technology innovation, financial impact, market validation, compatibility with existing networks, end-user customer experience, and overall level of innovation. Finalists were judged by an exclusive panel of executives from major telecommunications companies including Verizon, T-Mobile, TeliaSonera, Sprint, and Comcast. Full profiles of the judges can be found here.

To find out more about how Kathrein’s Street Connect™ is turning heads and turning the antenna industry upside down, visit us at https://www.kathreinusa.com.

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About Kathrein
Kathrein is the innovation and technology leader in wireless base station antennas, small cells, and antenna line device solutions for today’s hyper connected world. Nearly a quarter of all LTE antennas sold and deployed worldwide come from Kathrein. Ranked number one among providers of mobile communication antennas by ABI Research, Kathrein is a hidden champion and family-owned enterprise that has been working on the technologies of tomorrow since 1919. We take pride in our dedicated employees and our passion for customers and quality. Find out more about Kathrein at https://www.kathreinusa.com.